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What to do if Hit by a Drunk Driver While Riding in UBER

  July 25, 2014     By Kalka & Baer LLC
UBER has insurance above and beyond minimum state insurance requirements that are carried by regular taxi drivers.

Ten Things You Can Do to Increase Your Recovery After a Motorcycle Accident

  July 23, 2014     By Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer injuries and property damage as a result of somebody else’s negligence, the only thing the civil justice system permits by way of recovery is monetary compensation. Similar cases can have different results and, as such, it is important to do everything you can to obtain full value for your damages.

Roller Coaster Wrongful Death at Higher Rates than Shark Deaths

  July 23, 2014     By Baker & Zimmerman, P.A.
While most of us worry about swimming too far off the coast during a summer vacation, we don't realize that we're more at risk on a roller coaster than a shark when venturing outdoors this season.

Why the Surge of Children Being Forgotten in the Back of a Car?

  July 23, 2014     By Baker & Zimmerman, P.A.
It seems that we're hearing more and more about children being left in cars on a hot summer day as the parent goes shopping or to a hair salon, but is their a legitimate surge in these cases or is the media covering them more often?

Texting Increases Injury Risk Even When Not Driving

  July 22, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
The dangers of texting and driving are well-known and undisputed. But did you know that texting while walking also presents a number of injury risks?

Slip and Fall Accidents More Common Than We Thought?

  July 21, 2014     By Baker & Zimmerman, P.A.
If you presumed that only the elderly are prone to slip and fall incidents, think again. Many people just older than 24 are affected by slip and falls every day, with numbers going into the millions annually.

College & School Liability for Assaults & Fights in Pennsylvania

  July 19, 2014     By Laffey, Bucci & Kent
A discussion of whether a college can be held liable when a student is assaulted. A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision found in favor of a student, against the college, in a physical assault case.

The Ten Questions Your Car Accident Lawyer Will Ask

  July 17, 2014     By Warnken, LLC
What do you need to know in order to get the most out of your consultation with a car accident lawyer. Being prepared for your meeting will go a long way to getting the most from your lawyer. Here are ten questions you should be prepared to answer for your attorney

Teenage Driving: Shocking Statistics and Reasons Why They Are True

  July 17, 2014     By Law Offices of Jual F. Reyes
Teenagers today in the United States are driving much less than their predecessors from three to four decades ago. However, there continues to be a disproportionately high risk of death and serious injury in accidents among teen drivers.

Civil Justice for New York Crime Victims

  July 17, 2014     By Oliveri & Schwartz, P.C.
Injured victims of crime can use civil lawsuits to seek justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resources victims need to rebuild their lives.

Truck Rollover Accidents and Their Causes

  July 17, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Many fatal truck crashes in Dallas are the result of a rollover. Other vehicles involved in truck rollover accidents are just no match for the sheer size and weight of a semi that’s rolled over and may swing across the roadway. Many truck rollovers are actually preventable. Read on for an overview of possible causes of rollovers.

Zoloft Lawsuit for Birth Defects Related to the Use of Sertraline

  July 15, 2014     By Abbott Law Group, P.A.
Zoloft antidepressant drug should be carefully considered by pregnant woman, because of increased risks of birth defects.

Medical Malpractice Law in the United Arab Emirates

  July 12, 2014     By STA Law Firm
“The malpractice is an error occurs due to the unfamiliarity of a practitioner with the technical aspects which each practitioner is assumed to be familiar with, due to negligence or paying insufficient efforts”.

Taking Your Motorcycle Accident Case to Small Claims Court

  July 11, 2014     By Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
Small Claims Court may be your only option when trying to recover damages from a motorcycle accident.

The da Vinci Robot, More Harm than Good?

  July 10, 2014     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
The da Vinci surgical robot has been marketed as a breakthrough in making surgery more efficient and less invasive. The da Vinci robot has a sophisticated 3D view camera and four remote control arms, enabling surgeons to perform operations such as hysterectomies and prostatectomies through smaller incisions but with better visibility and precision. The da Vinci robot is currently used in about 1,000 hospitals and hundreds of medical offices across the United States.

Wrongful Death at Sea: Liability, Non-Pecuniary Damages, and Survivors’ Legal Remedies

  July 8, 2014     By Harris & Moure, PLLC
The recent U.S. District Court (Western District of Washington) case of Michael Mechling, et al. v. Holland America Line, Inc., highlights two key factors in determining legal remedies for survivors of nonseafaring individuals who suffer fatal injuries at sea.

Can You be Held Responsible for Texting a Driver Who Causes an Accident?

  July 4, 2014     By Brijnandan Singh Bhar & Co
Texting people is extremely common. Now, one might just be liable, if you do so to someone who is driving, and causes an accident. An Appellate Court decision which has thrown principles in disarray.

Respondeat Superior in Personal Injury Claims

  June 29, 2014     By The Miley Legal Group
Respondeat superior is a legal term that describes the responsibility of an employer for the actions of his/her employees. It's important to understand how this may affect a personal injury claim.

Four Elements of a Personal Injury Claim

  June 27, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Injuries that occur as a result of someone else's careless or reckless actions may lead to a personal injury claim. It's important to understand the elements that apply to this type of case: duty of care; failure to exercise reasonable care (negligence); causation; and the presence of damages.

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Care: A Passing Grade

  June 24, 2014     By Georgelis Law Firm, PC
Pennsylvania has been rated satisfactory in nursing home care grades. If your loved one was abused or neglected in a nursing home, contact an attorney.

Tracy Morgan's Injury After Being Hit by a Semi, Brings Trucking Regulations Back into the National Spotlight

  June 19, 2014     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
NTSB statistics show more than 104,000 injuries and nearly 4000 deaths in 2012 from accidents involving large commercial trucks, but it takes the severe injury of a well known comedian to get the subject of commercial trucking safety back in lawmaker discussions.

Driver Fatigue: An Old Problem and a New Danger

  June 18, 2014     By Hope Law Firm PLC
Drowsing driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. Operating a vehicle while fatigued causes countless accidents each year - and you could obtain compensation if you were injured by a drowsy driver.

What Are Workers' Compensation Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits?

  June 17, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Each year millions of workers are injured in on-the-job accidents. While many of those injured workers will be able to return to their existing job after a period of recovery, some injured workers are injured to an extent that they are unable to return to their pre-injury job. In these situations, the injured worker may be able to receive vocational rehabilitation benefits under the applicable state workers’ compensation program in order to help him or her obtain a new job.

Top Work Injuries and Illnesses in Healthcare Industry

  June 17, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Healthcare is the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), employing over 18 million workers – the majority of which (80%) are women. Healthcare workers – including doctors, nurses, lab technicians, pharmacists, and a number of other professionals – are exposed to a wide range of occupational hazards.

Safety Tips for Riding with a Passenger

  June 16, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Drivers encounter many distractions behind the wheel. This may include using a cell phone, daydreaming and eating. But passengers can sometimes be the most distracting. Consider the following ways to make riding with a passenger safer.

Personal Injuries Due to Police Brutality

  June 13, 2014     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
My Rhode Island personal injury law firm recently looked into a case in which the Bridgeport, Connecticut Police Department settled a lawsuit alleging severe brutality during arrest.

Prisoners and Social Security Disability Benefits

  June 12, 2014     By Jones Law Group, LLC
Social Security disability benefits can be paid to people who have recently worked and paid Social Security taxes and are unable to work because of a serious medical condition that is expected to last at least a year or result in death. The fact that a person is a recent parolee or is unemployed does not qualify as a disability.

DUI Collision in Riverside County Causes Major Injuries

  June 9, 2014     By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP
A driver was seriously injured in a Riverside County car accident, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the major injury collision occurred on the Highway 74 at Trellis Lane.

Common Risks for Workplace Injuries in Construction Industry

  May 28, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Construction workers are especially vulnerable to work-related injuries. According to OSHA, nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day, and the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average for all industries.

Texting and Driving Laws for Truck Drivers

  May 22, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Although Texas does not have any state-wide texting and driving laws banning the practice, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has a federal ban on this dangerous act for truck drivers. Drivers who take their eyes off the road greatly increase risk of an accident. Knowing this, the FMCSA published new rules in October 2010 banning all truck drivers from texting while driving their commercial motor vehicles, regardless of the state within which they are traveling.

Paralysis after Motorcycle Accident

  May 22, 2014     By The Miley Legal Group
Motorcycle accidents are obviously one of the most dangerous types of traffic accidents because of the precarious position of the rider, who lacks the protective cage of a vehicle. Riders might suffer long-lasting injuries as a result of a crash, such as paralysis.

Rhode Island Motorcycle Accident Law

  May 21, 2014     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
Here in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts, it is motorcycle season and this causes a spike in bike accidents resulting in personal injuries. Here, we review D’Antuono v. Clarendon Nat’l Ins. Co., 620 A.2d 96 (R.I. 1993), a Rhode Island Supreme Court law decision involving a motorcycle accident with personal injuries.

Can an Adult Child File a Lawsuit for a Parent's Wrongful Death?

  May 20, 2014     By Gallian, Welker & Beckstrom, L.C.
We discuss the possibilities and ramifications of a child bringing up a parent's wrongful death suit. One of the main questions posed is the possibility that adult children can win in wrongful death lawsuits? They are harder but they are possible. There are different options and different routes to take when considering a parent's wrongful death suit.

Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer

  May 20, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
If you were injured in a personal injury accident, you are probably swimming in a sea of questions. What do I do next? Should I file a legal claim? Can I recover compensation? The first step in getting those questions answered – and possibly recovering money damages – is to meet with a personal injury lawyer.

National Truck Accident Statistics

  May 20, 2014     By The Miley Legal Group
A variety of factors contribute to truck accidents. Some stem from negligence of a driver (the trucker or another driver), such as speeding or fatigue. Others are the result of faulty or defective equipment, such as tires or brakes. Improper loading is another cause; for instance, cargo that’s unbalanced or not secured.

Car Accidents in Egypt with Foreigners

  May 18, 2014     By Ayman Sultan Law Firm
Be absolutely free from the driving rules - is the most popular "law" in the Egypt for car holders. There are probably only women drive carefully but that fact doesn't decrease the count of accidents with people on the streets. Car accident may happen with anyone in any country. Here an a real example of financial fraud according to the car troubles.

Missouri Workers Compensation and Hearing Loss

  May 16, 2014     By Law Office of James M. Hoffmann
Injured employees, including those with hearing loss, are entitled to benefits under workers' compensation.

Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Case Digest Malpractice Insurance

  May 15, 2014     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
Medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys practicing in Rhode Island should be aware of a recent state Supreme Court decision that is helpful for our state’s consumers.

CDC Reports that Many Unintentional Injury Deaths Are Preventable

  May 14, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
According to a new study, the five leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional injuries. On each of those causes of death, the study found that 20 percent to 40 percent could have been prevented.

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Seeks to Be Excluded from Testosterone Lawsuit MDL

  May 14, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Testosterone lawsuits continue to mount against the makers of various testosterone supplements, but one testosterone manufacturer is asking to be excluded from the fray.

Child Traffic Deaths Increase in 2012

  May 14, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
One of the possible reasons for the increase in child traffic fatalities may be improper or inconsistent use of child restraint systems.

Are Your Child’s Toys and Baby Gear Safe?

  May 14, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
According to a new report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2011, 74,100 children younger than 5 suffered from a baby product injury that required a trip to the emergency department.

Workers Memorial Day Sheds Light on Workplace Safety Issues

  May 14, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Each year, more than 4,000 workers die from workplace accidents, and an additional 50,000 die from occupational diseases, which averages to 150 worker deaths every day in this country, according to Jessica Martinez, deputy director of NCOSH.

The Primary Culprit of Workplace Fall Injuries

  May 14, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Construction workers are particularly susceptible to ladder injuries, making up an estimated 81% of fall injuries treated in emergency departments throughout the country.

Should You File a Workers' Comp Claim?

  May 13, 2014     By Brune Law Office
The New York State Workers' Compensation Law is designed to protect injured workers. Employers are required to have insurance coverage or risk significant and severe penalties. In addition, one could argue that the law provides an equal benefit to employers by preventing a direct lawsuit by employees. In spite of this, a general perception persists among some injured workers that claims should be avoided for fear of retaliation.

A Child's Death Brings Safety Questions to Window Blinds Industry

  May 12, 2014     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
The tragic, choking death of a child has brought to light questions of product safety for window blind manufacturers.

Truck Accident Fatalities and Injuries on Rise in Texas Energy Producing Areas

  May 9, 2014     By The Herrera Law Firm
If you live or work in West Texas, be extra cautious while using the roads. Traffic fatalities continue to be a problem in the oil-rich Permian Basin, according to recent reports.

The Most Dangerous Job in New York State

  May 7, 2014     By Brune Law Office
Recent studies reveal that a logger is the most dangerous job in America as it has the highest fatality rate. However, it has been my experience as a New York State workers' compensation practitioner that the highest injury rates can be found in the medical profession, a contention which now seems supported by a recent study.

Deadly FedEx Truck Crash Shows Need For A Strong Civil Justice System Despite Lobbyists Push For Tort Reform

  May 1, 2014     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
As families of those killed in the crash between a bus and a FedEx truck on April 10th begin to look for justice in this terrible crash, lawyers from all stakeholders take note of the NTSB report.

Everything You Need to Know about Negligence, Torts, and Personal Injury

  April 29, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Words like negligence, torts, and personal injury are often tossed around after an accident or injury, but many people are confused about what these words actually mean and, more importantly, how these words impact liability or the ability to collect money damages.

Most Workplace Deaths Are Preventable

  April 29, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Most workplace deaths in this country may be preventable, according to a new report from the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH). More than 4,000 workers die every year from workplace accidents, and an additional 50,000 die annually from occupational diseases, which averages to 150 worker deaths every day in this country, according to Jessica Martinez, deputy director of NCOSH.

Updated 2012 Fatal Workplace Accident Data Released

  April 29, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
New data regarding 2012 workplace fatalities was recently released in a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) final report showing that the number and rate of fatal work injuries in 2012 were slightly higher than the preliminary statistics issued last summer.

April 2014 Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Law Round-Up

  April 29, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
There is never a shortage of issues to discuss in the world of personal injury, and April 2014 has been no exception. Current topics include mammography and its coverage by the media, dysfunction in healthcare, schools near dangerous chemical facilities, and a potentially record-breaking rate of car recalls this year.

Proving Liability and Damages in Personal Injury Lawsuit

  April 29, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Millions of people are injured or killed in personal injury accidents every year. When an injury or death is caused by negligence, the victim (or the victim’s family) may be able to recover compensation from the negligent party. But in order to obtain financial recovery, the plaintiff must prove two things in a personal injury lawsuit: (1) liability and (2) damages.

Rhode Island Car Accidents and Ride Sharing

  April 29, 2014     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
Consumers should be aware of the rising popularity of ride sharing companies and their potential effect on insurance coverage after a car accident.

Oseonecrosis of the Jaw and Fosamax

  April 28, 2014     By Fransen & Molinaro, LLP
Has the medication which is designed to help bone growth been linked to bone disease?

Has the Disease Finally Arrived for the Cure?

  April 28, 2014     By Fransen & Molinaro, LLP
Some used to call aging a normal process. Today's marketing gurus seem to call it a disease... for which they, fortunately, have a cure... or do they?

Is Pradaxa an Anticoagulant Without an Antidote?

  April 28, 2014     By Fransen & Molinaro, LLP
At least the commonly used anticoagulant, Warfarin, could be reversed when needed, can the same be said of the new generation of anticoagulants?

MH370 - The Montreal Convention from a Malaysian Perspective

  April 24, 2014     By Brijnandan Singh Bhar & Co
An insight for the unfortunate whose relatives were traveling on MH370.

Testosterone Lawsuits Continue to Rise

  April 23, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Testosterone lawsuits continue to rise, with new lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of Testim and AndroGel earlier this month. Just a few years ago testosterone was hyped as some kind of miracle drug for men, but new evidence has come to light indicating at testosterone is linked to increased stroke and heart attack risk and a number of other serious side effects.

Most Common Personal Injury Accidents

  April 23, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Millions of people are injured or killed in personal injury accidents every year. Personal injury claims fall under the umbrella legal discipline of tort law, which establishes liability for negligent or intentional misconduct that result in injuries, deaths, or damages.

E-Cigarettes Reputation As Safe Alternative To Tobacco Is Just More Smoke and Mirrors

  April 23, 2014     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
The dangers of e-cigarettes exposed by a new study showing e-cigarettes can cause cancer and the realization that many of the “safe” flavorings added can be toxic or have not been tested as an inhalant add up to one conclusion – they are simply not safe.

Citywide Celebrations Lead to Deadly Car Accidents

  April 22, 2014     By Lawlor Winston White & Murphey
Large, citywide festivals can bring communities together, boost the economy by attracting tourists, and help define the character of the region. However, there’s also a dark side to these large-scale events: more people are drinking and deciding to drive once they leave the celebration. Drunk driving is wrong under any circumstances, but it’s especially dangerous when the intoxicated driver may not be familiar with the city and is driving through an area with crowds of cyclists and pedestrians.

Dangers of Social Media Use During a Car Accident Claim

  April 18, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
It may be tempting to tell everyone about the tragedy of your injuries on your Facebook account, but discussion of your car accident claim on social media could ruin your settlement. Before you tweet about your recovery progress or the severity of your injuries, take time to think about what the insurance company might think if an adjuster reads your social media posts.

NTSB Recommends Two New Trucking Safety Standards

  April 17, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Truck underride accidents, those accidents that happen when a vehicle collides with a truck and slides underneath it, kill hundreds of people each year. While there are certain safety mechanisms in place to prevent underride accidents, data shows that they are often ineffective.

New Study Shows that Testosterone May Have Negative Impact on Brain

  April 17, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Testosterone has been linked to a number of serious side effects, including stroke and heart attack, and now a new study has found that the use of testosterone in certain men may have a negative impact on the brain.

Number of Work-Related Injuries in Certain Industries Is Under-Reported

  April 17, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Unfortunately, some industries do not necessarily have accurate reporting mechanisms on work-related injuries and illness, which make it more difficult for regulators and lawmakers to identify and address occupational health problems.

Is Work-Related Hearing Loss Putting You at Risk of other Injuries?

  April 17, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Workers who are exposed to high levels of noise while on the job may be at risk of developing hearing loss and other occupational hazard injuries. Not only are these workers at a higher risk of hearing loss injuries, but a new Canadian study from the Institut National de Santé Publique shows that workers with noise-induced hearing loss may also be at a higher risk of other injuries in the workplace.

Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riding in Texas

  April 17, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Motorcycle safety begins with you, the rider. While you can't always account for others’ negligence, you can take some steps to improve your own personal safety and reduce the risk injury in a serious or fatal crash.

Should Auto Makers Be Subject to Stricter Auto Defect Laws?

  April 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
General Motors has recently come under fire for its spate of auto recalls. Just last week it announced that it is recalling 1.5 million vehicles worldwide due to a defect with the cars’ electronic power-steering assist, which can suddenly stop working and make the car harder to steer. This most recent recall brings the total vehicles GM has recalled since February up to a staggering 6.3 million vehicles.

Do Rear Visibility Systems Prevent Auto Accidents?

  April 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
In an effort to reduce the amount of backover fatalities and injuries, all new cars will be required to have rear visibility technology by May 2018. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the required rear visibility systems must expand the field of vision to include a 10-foot by 20-foot zone directly behind the vehicle, as well as meet other requirements regarding image size, linger time, response time, durability, and deactivation.

Testosterone Lawsuits Go Before Judicial Executive Committee

  April 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Testosterone lawsuits continue to mount against the makers of various testosterone supplements, and a Judicial Executive Committee was recently created to centralize at least 30 of those lawsuits which allege that testosterone caused heart attacks, strokes, and other injuries. The consolidated cases are pending before U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly in the Northern District of Illinois.

Prevalence of Work-Related Back Injuries

  April 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Back injuries, such as a herniated disc, sprain, or fractured vertebrae, continue to be one of the most common work-related injuries. In the workplace, back injuries can occur when lifting or carrying heavy objects, or due to repetitive motions.

Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer - Be Careful!

  April 11, 2014     By McGee, Lerer & Associates
If you have been injured in an accident and need an accident attorney, you will have no trouble finding one. Personal injury lawyers are a dime a dozen. The difficulty will be in finding a good one. The more seriously injured you were, the more is at stake. It’s important to do your homework when choosing which attorney to hire.

5 Little Known Facts about Slip and Fall Accidents

  April 4, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Slip and fall accidents are one of the quintessential personal injury claims. While many people think of the so-called 'banana peel' case when they think of a slip and fall accident, slip and fall liability – or premises liability – actually applies to a number of different situations.

The Dangers of Talc Powder for Women and Children

  April 4, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Talc-based powders are used by many women as part of their personal hygiene routine and many parents use baby powder on their infants to prevent diaper rash. Despite the popularity of talc-based products, however, they present many dangers to women and children.

Proposed Florida Laws Strip Medical Care Decisions Away from Doctors during Personal Injury Claims

  April 2, 2014     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
You could be forgiven for thinking messing around with health care coverage rules was the sole domain of democrats these days, but the new laws which will deeply interfere with the choices a doctor will make and options available for the seriously injured have sprung from the minds of two republican lawmakers.

Evidence to Preserve After a Car Accident

  March 31, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Every car accident claim needs a strong foundation of evidence to establish fault for the crash and show the extent of the damages you or your loved one suffered. There are many types of evidence to collect and there’s really no such thing as “too much evidence” as long as it contributes positive, relevant information to your claim.

Androderm Lawsuit Filed in California Court After Testosterone Therapy Linked to Cardiac Events

  March 31, 2014     By Cohen & Malad, LLP
Testosterone lawsuits are being filed across the United States against drug manufacturers like Eli Lilly and Watson Pharmaceuticals who make prescription testosterone. Men claim to have suffered heart attacks, strokes, and pulmonary embolisms after taking prescription testosterone drugs.

Medication May Increase Risk of Falls for Elderly Patients

  March 25, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
While blood pressure medications may help prevent certain medical conditions, they can also put elderly persons at risk of other injuries. For instance, a new study revealed that older people who take blood pressure medications may be more susceptible to fall injuries than elderly persons who are not taking blood pressure medication.

Basics of an Auto Accident Claim

  March 19, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Auto accidents – whether relatively minor or serious – can be scary, confusing, and debilitating. It can be difficult to know what to do if you were injured in an auto accident, and you may be confused about how to get financial recovery for your injuries and damages.

Common Workplace Injuries

  March 19, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Workplace accidents and injuries can happen in any job and in any industry. But just like there are some jobs and industries are more prone to workplace accidents, certain work-related injuries occur more often than others.

Oregon Stryker Hip Recall Claims

  March 18, 2014     By Wm. Keith Dozier, LLC
Information on Stryker hip implant recalls and asserting claims in Oregon.

Trucking Accidents in Oregon

  March 18, 2014     By Wm. Keith Dozier, LLC
Facts and information about commercial truck accidents and legal claims.

Should Testosterone Products Contain a Heart Attack Warning on Labels?

  March 18, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
In light of recent data indicating that testosterone is dangerous for many men, Public Citizen – a public advocacy group – is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require black box warnings about heart attack and stroke risks to be included on the labels of testosterone products.

What Women Need to Know About Talc Body Powders

  March 18, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Many women use talc-based body power as part of their personal hygiene routine, and they may be putting their health at risk as a result. In a recent study, researchers examined data collected from eight separate studies and found that women who regularly use talcum powder in the genital region increase their risk of ovarian cancer by 24 percent.

Expropriation Legislation in Albania

  March 17, 2014     By LPA Law Firm Albania
Law No. 8561, dated 22.12.1999, “On Expropriations and Temporary Posession of Private Property for a Public Interest” regulates the right of the state to expropriate or take for temporary use of a public interest the properties of physical persons or legal entities, as well as the protection of the rights and interests of the respective owners.

Suffered Injury In Louisiana? Learn How To Strengthen Your Legal Claim

  March 14, 2014     By Bravo Law Firm
Famed 19th century philosopher John Stuart Mill once wrote, “A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.” More than a century later, this simple statement rings as true as it did when first penned.

Common Cases of Medical Malpractice

  March 12, 2014     By The Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka
Everyone makes mistakes. No matter how confident someone is in their abilities, they are only human. Sadly, this applies to doctors just like everyone else.

What Is the Difference between Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

  March 12, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Accident and injury victims often wonder about their legal rights after an accident. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the defendant(s) may be liable for money damages in either a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Clients often have a number of questions about the differences between a personal injury lawsuit and a wrongful death lawsuit, and this article explains some of the major similarities and differences.

Workplace Accidents: The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

  March 12, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
According to Forbes, some of the jobs that are commonly thought of as dangerous actually result in the fewest fatalities. For instance, firefighting and tractor operation are safer jobs than being a car mechanic.

Fatal Car Accidents Involving Marijuana Have Tripled in U.S.

  March 12, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Marijuana alters a person’s ability to perform certain functions, including operating a motor vehicle. According to a new study, fatal car crashes involving marijuana have tripled during the past decade, which may be responsible for the increase in impaired driving accidents in recent years.

Does Daylight Savings Time Cause More Auto Accidents?

  March 12, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Last weekend much of the United States, “sprang forward” as we moved our clocks ahead one hour. While daylight savings time has long been considered a modern rite of passage for the changing seasons, some experts point out that the time change puts our health at risk and increases the risk of accidents and injuries – particularly auto accidents and heart attacks.

Deflation Trends in the Assessment of Damages Under Cyprus law

  March 10, 2014     By Harris Kyriakides LLC
The guidance of the Cyprus Supreme Court in the assessment of damages in accident claims has traditionally been founded on certain principles.

“Unacceptable” High Rate of Accidents and Injuries on Communication Towers

  March 8, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
The high rate of accidents and injuries on communication towers is “unacceptable,” according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administrator David Michaels. Michaels issued his remarks at the National Association of Tower Erectors’ conference, which took place February 24-27, and he stressed the need for proper safety precautions related to communication towers.

OSHA Issues 2014 Site-Specific Targeting Program for High Injury Employers

  March 8, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Pursuant to its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting program, OSHA plans to direct enforcement resources to those workplaces that have the highest rates of injuries and illnesses.

Nevada State Athletic Commission Bans Testosterone Replacement Therapy from Combat Sports

  March 8, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has banned testosterone-replacement therapy from combat sports, including boxing and mixed martial arts. The decision was made based on evidence that testosterone unnaturally increases the athlete’s competitive abilities and that it is not a necessary medical treatment for many of its users.

Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Law Round-Up – February 2014

  March 8, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Personal injury and workers' compensation lawyers have been discussing several important topics in the last few weeks, including the safety of surgical robots, the inadequacy of temp worker laws, employer abuse of the workers' compensation system, and the idea that doctors seek locations with lax regulations on professional liablility. This article is a brief summary of four separate articles detailing those topics.

Talc and Other Dangerous Personal Care Products

  February 26, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
The cosmetic and personal hygiene industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. The United States cosmetic industry alone is the largest in the world, with total revenue in excess of $54 billion. Unfortunately, not all cosmetic and personal care products are safe for use and some are even linked to serious medical conditions – yet they remain on store shelves. Some of the most dangerous personal care products on the market today are talc-based products.

Johnson & Johnson Found Liable in Baby Powder Lawsuit

  February 26, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Talc is used in a number of cosmetic and personal hygiene products, such as baby powder and feminine body powders. But new evidence and a recent lawsuit suggested that, despite its widespread use, talcum powder could be incredibly dangerous.

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